Bedsores and Pressure Ulcers Are a Sign of Nursing Home Negligence
A bedsore, also known as a decubitus ulcer, is a type of surface lesion that typically occurs when a portion of the body is under pressure for an extended period of time.
Bedsores are a common result of lying in bed or sitting in a certain position for a prolonged period of time. In nursing homes, residents frequently develop bedsores when they are confined to a bed or a wheelchair and are unable to relieve the pressure by rolling over or moving around.
Naturally, bedsores often occur near the tailbone or on the back. In the worst cases, bedsores can extend deeply into the flesh and muscle.
Nursing homes are held to the highest standards for maintaining the sanitary conditions and staff assistance necessary to turn or move bedridden and immobile residents frequently. Bedding must be changed and residents bathed frequently to inspect for bedsores and prevent infections.
Compensation for Missouri Nursing Home Injuries
If your loved one in a nursing home has developed bedsores, it may mean the staff is not diligently meeting the standard of expected care. Talk to someone in management about the problem, but do not take his or her word that it will not happen again. Only you can protect your loved one's rights.
Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is one of the most successful law firms in the region representing victims of nursing home negligence and abuse. If your loved one in a nursing home has developed bedsores or other types of skin lesions or infections, do not assume management or staff will take care of the problem.
Our team of trial lawyers has been protecting the rights of people receiving institutional and residential health care for more than a quarter-century. We know the laws regarding sanitation requirements for bedridden residents of nursing homes and group homes. Let us start protecting their rights today.
Since we founded our firm more than a quarter-century ago in Independence, Missouri, our trial attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in personal injury lawsuits.
We have extensive experience representing victims of nursing home injury cases relating to negligent care and treatment, including:
- Pressure ulcers, skin lesions, infections
- Improper medical treatment, failure to diagnose, prescription errors
- Failure to follow prescribed dietary plans, malnutrition and dehydration
Contact Our Kansas City Nursing Home Lawyers
From our offices in Independence, Missouri, our lawyers represent clients in the Kansas City metro region, including Olathe, Lee's Summit, Independence and Overland Park. If you suspect that your loved one has developed a bedsore due to nursing home neglect, contact our firm. Arrange a free consultation by calling 888-353-0491 or emailing us.